The St. John's Northwestern Post Graduate - Advantage Year Athlete Program is a one-year, post-secondary program tailored to athletes with a desire to play Division I or Division II basketball. Students can expect to receive freshman level accredited college hours in English, mathematics, social studies, sciences and world languages. The program begins in mid-August and ends in May of the following year. It consists of the following four components:
The St. John's Northwestern Post Graduate - Athlete Program is unique in several ways:
It is done in partnership with the University of Wisconsin (UW) System via their nearby campus in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and all courses are taught at the college level by professors from the UW System.
In addition to a core program of science, mathematics and English, we offer instruction in high-interest languages including Arabic, Farsi and Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
The student receives his freshman year in a safe, structured environment.
It is specifically designed to work on strengths and overcome weaknesses.
We also have a partnership with a private aviation training company that provides flight training for those interested in military aviation.
UW credits transfer to nearly every other college and university in the country.
To those accepted in the program unconditionally, St. John’s Northwestern will guarantee a successful freshman college year or the Academy will refund in full the tuition portion of the fee.
The coaching staff is led by former college coach Brian Richert who is very knowledgeable in all facets of the sport, networking and NCAA rules. Serving as assistant coaches are Tyler Benson, a former post graduate basketball player, and Bryan Clayton. Competent, caring and committed, the coaching staff is backed by a superb academic team and administration.